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A short trip home to Texas

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This post will be short. I was fortunate enough to fly home (on miles, don't worry) for 5 days last week, thanks be to the parents. It was really the perfect weekend, timing wise. My sweet grandmother passed away peacefully, and her memorial was the 3rd Sunday in February. Lots of family members were able to attend, and it was a great gathering of people who loved her very much. My aunt Cindy was able to fly in from Alaska, as well as Uncle Terry and family from Ohio, and of course our family from Dallas and Houston. My grandma's sister from California and lots of other extended relatives came in. In fact, my cousin was going to be in town that weekend anyway for a very important softball game: UT vs UT. Obviously, UT came out on top (hook 'em) but Sam was definitely the best on the field. Good to see everyone.

It was a lot of traveling, landing in Dallas Thursday, driving to Austin Friday, Houston Saturday, Austin Sunday, Dallas Monday, and back to Germany on Tuesday. I love getting to drive my car a lot and, no surprises, she ran beautifully. I got to spend a lot of the weekend with Amber in all three cities as well, which was great. She comes to visit me in two weeks! One thing is for sure, the convenience of being able to get in your car and drive to Canes (or Chipotle, or Chik Fil A, or the bank, or literally anywhere on the planet) is sorely missed. Oh, and the weather! Wish it was 60 and sunny all the time here like it was in Texas.

One day after landing in Germany, my friends and I took a bus to Austria to ski. And one day from now I head to Switzerland, for more skiing, beautiful landscapes, and the Geneva Motor Show.

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Posted by jbolt 11:24 Archived in USA Tagged memorial germany family texas

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Lovely picture of your grandmother. May she R.I.P. Cute little boys, also. Have a wonderful time in Europe. Nana Rose Whitney

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